Many of you may remember me from such threads as http://www.warseer.com/forums/showth...t=scratchbuilt, and http://www.warseer.com/forums/showth...arns+to+sculpt. As you can tell, I like to work cheap.
That brings me to today's post. Recently, GW has released the Speed Freaks army list online (Here: http://us.games-workshop.com/games/4...ed/default.htm) since they will no longer be publishing Codex: Armageddon. I saw this as a wonderful opportunity to create a new and unique army on the cheap.
Using this codex, I have decided to build a Stompa tribe. For those who are not into all things Orky, a Stompa tribe is composed of walkers such as Gargants, Kanz, Dreads, etc. Basically, things on feet that kill stuff.
I'm using the Kult of Speed list for a few reasons:
1. War Buggies/Traks as troops is the easiest way to translate Kanz/Dreadz into troops choices.
2. Battlewagons and Looted Vehicles make great Gargants. With this list I can get 3.
3. Limited foot troops. All of them can be placed inside the Battlewagons
With that in mind, let's start with some pics:
First off, these are designed to act as Warbuggies/Traks in this army. These were some Killa Kanz I scratchbuilt a while ago. As you can tell, they are way out of scale for Kanz. However, they are about the proper size for a buggy "counts as". Since they are all ready primed black much of the detail work is lost in the photo. When I knock up some new ones, I'll post better WIP shots. These were made completely out of card and found materials. Total cost... free.
This is the "core" of my Battlewagon/Gargant. Essentially, I'm using a structure carved out of foam. Then, I pinned and glued thin card/cereal packet to the foam body. The pins sink right in and create an easy riveted look. I recommend using a thimble at this stage to save your thumb.
The feet are plastic liners for baby shoes, used to help them keep the proper form before purchase. Also, a found item. In the background is my helper Gretchin.
The engine on the back is an interesting piece of packing I found. Total cost so far... free.
I plan on building a total of 1 Gargant and 7 kanz for a 1,000pt version of this army. I will also need 1 Big Mek and 4 Burna Boyz, a Mek, 6 Grot Oilers, and 5 boyz with Slugga and Choppas. I all ready have the Burna Boyz, Mek, and 2 Oilers. When all is said and done, I would like to spend less than $30 on this army.
Will it win games? Who cares.